A dating site says it has conducted research on the sort of people that are most likely to cheat, and it turns out really strange.
If your partner is an only child, the probability is that s/he is more likely to cheat on you than someone with siblings.
Affairs dating site, Illicit Encounters, says it has conducted research on the sort of people that are most likely to cheat, and it turns out that a huge chunk of users are only children.
In fact, people without siblings make up the biggest group on the site, with 34 per cent of members reporting that they are an only child.
After these, the people most likely to cheat are the eldest of their siblings, with 28 per cent of cheaters on the affair website the first born in their family.
Meanwhile, 23 per cent of all members are the youngest of their siblings, while 15 per cent are middle children, making them the best to date if you want to be sure you won’t be cheated on.
The site also looked at the number of members with step-children, finding that 24 per cent of members have a step-sibling.
This could suggest that their parents’ history of having multiple partners has rubbed off on them, according to Illicit Encounters.
The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant said: “It’s well-known that an only child can experience the feeling of immense loneliness in their childhood, and that comes back to haunt them in their future relationships.
“Having been starved of attention for so long, it’s something that they find themselves in desperate need of.
“This manifests itself quite clearly when someone’s partner works long hours or travels frequently for work; the alone time for an only child just won’t do, so an affair is the perfect short-term solution.”